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Georgia-Pacific Earns NAHB Research Center “Green Approved” Certifications for Multiple Structural Wood Products

Comprehensive Georgia-Pacific Wood Products Portfolio Helps Builders Earn Points toward National Green Building Certification

Atlanta, GA. January 19, 2010 -- 

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, a leader in the building and construction industry, announced today that it has achieved “Green Approved” certification from the NAHB Research Center for 13 of its wood and engineered lumber products.

“Green Approved” certification means that the Georgia-Pacific products comply with specific green practice criteria in the National Green Building Standard™. Builders can earn points toward certification to the Standard by using Georgia-Pacific “Green Approved” products in accordance with both the approved practices described in the Standard and manufacturer installation instructions.

The following Georgia-Pacific wood products have been “Green Approved” by the NAHB Research Center: Plytanium® and DryPly® plywood; Blue Ribbon® oriented strand board (OSB); DryGuard® enhanced OSB; Nautilus® wall sheathing; Thermostat® radiant barrier sheathing; Wood I Beam™, XJ 85®, and Broadspan® joists; GP Lam® and Broadspan® laminated veneer lumber (LVL); and Fiberstrong® and Broadspan® rim board.

“We were pleased to undertake this certification process in order to provide builders and specifiers with the assurance that our products comply with this important green building standard for residential construction,” said Caryn King, director of marketing, Georgia-Pacific Wood Products. “We’re proud to offer quality wood products that can help make homes durable and energy-efficient and can help builders achieve their sustainability objectives,” added King.

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products continues to demonstrate environmental commitment and industry leadership through the NAHB “Green Approved” certification, as well as the fiber procurement and chain-of-custody certifications they achieved through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®). Georgia-Pacific Wood Products will be exhibiting at the 2010 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 19-22 (booth C3265). For additional information, visit Georgia-Pacific Wood Products via www.builditbetter.com.

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About Georgia-Pacific

Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 40,000 people at more than 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible and economically sound. The company has long been among the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium® plywood, DryPly® water repellent plywood, Ply-Bead® panels and Wood I Beam and XJ 85® joists offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC. DensArmor Plus® interior panels, DensGlass® Sheathing and ToughRock® drywall are offered by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC. The familiar consumer tissue brands of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle®, Soft 'n Gentle®, Mardi Gras®, So-Dri® and Vanity Fair®. Dixie Consumer Products LLC, a Georgia-Pacific company, manufactures the Dixie® brand of tabletop products. For more information, visit www.gp.com

The Georgia-Pacific logo and trademarks are owned by or licensed to Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC or Georgia-Pacific LLC. National Green Building Standard is a trademark owned by the National Association of Home Builders. Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the SFI logo are trademarks of Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.

*Editor’s Notes:

  • Please visit www.greenapprovedproducts.comfor a summary of the applicable practices and the verified potential points available for each product.

Please contact Georgia-Pacific for sustainability fact sheets.

Contact: Caryn King
Georgia-Pacific Wood Products Director of Marketing
Tel: 404-652-5310
ceking@gapac.com

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